There are various allegations against the chairman in Pratapnagar, there are also counter allegations.
Local chairman Zakir Hossain has been booked in Pratapnagar of Asashuni on various irregularities and corruption charges. Along with the locals, many current and former leaders and activists of Chhatra League, Juba League and Awami League took part in the human chain held at Taltola Bazar of the union on Monday morning.
Many present claimed that hundreds of people from different villages of the union took part in the program with banners and festoons. According to the two main banners of the human chain, allegations of irregularities and corruption in various government allocations including Kabikha, Kabita, LGSP, relief materials and recruitment trade worth crores of rupees in three educational institutions were leveled against Chairman Zakir Hossain.
Earlier, the president of the Union Chhatra League held a press conference against the Pratapnagar chairman at the Dhaka Reporters' Unity on the same allegation, according to various national media.
Shortly afterwards, on September 26 and 27, a section of local Chhatra League and Awami League leaders and activists in Pratapnagar denied the allegations on behalf of the chairman and held two counter-press conferences at Asashuni and Satkhira Press Clubs.
In their written statements at these press conferences, they claimed that the allocation for all government projects in the union has been utilized as per the rules. All the allegations of irregularities leveled against Chairman Zakir Hossain are baseless and fabricated. It is alleged that those who are doing this want to re-establish Jamaat-e-Islami in the area.
Locals said that a day after the two press conferences on behalf of the chairman, a counter-human chain was formed against the chairman in Pratapnagar on Monday in the presence of many leaders and activists of the local Chhatra League and Juba League.
In the flood-ravaged Pratapnagar Union, which has been flooded for more than four months, the social and political context is revolving around such allegations and counter-allegations.
Taltala market representative
Pratapnagar every day
Uno Assasuni Satkhira Bengali in fish and rice is a common proverb in the region. There was also a logical reason for this proverb. There was a time when Bengalis had rice in their houses, fish in ponds and milk cows in their barns. At that time, when blessing any couple, it was said, ‘Long live the baby in milk, fish, rice.’ But today those days are lost. Bangladesh, the land of rivers and ponds, is now almost without canals, beels, rivers and canals. At present, fish farmers are also cultivating species of fish which are fast growing. Due to the reluctance to cultivate these commercially profitable fish and to cultivate native fish in open water, we are losing many native species of fish.
Photo taken: Sahapara village, Satkhira, Bangladesh.
I hope you will like this photo. The Rice is our principal food. Nearly half of the people of the world live on rice. We get it from paddy. The farmer first till land very well. Then they sow the seeds. In a few days, the seeds come up. About two months after, ears of paddy come out. After three months more, the paddy ripens. Then we husk paddy and get rice. Rice is found all over the world. It grows best in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burma, India, China, Japan, Thailand etc. There are kinds of rice in our country Aus, Aman, and boro. There is another kind of rice – called ‘IRRI’ grows well in Bangladesh. Rice is the main crop of Bangladesh. We eat rice. Chira, Khai, Cake etc. are made of rice and we eat those as food. Its straw is used as fuel and to make the huts of poor men. It is also used for making cloths paper and wine. As rice is our main food, so we should take proper care of its production.